The Indian Air Force (IAF) appointed Air Marshal B Suresh as Western Air Commander of the Force in New Delhi. He will succeed Kargil war hero Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar on October 31. Suresh (PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC) was the Air Officer Commanding in Chief (AOC-in-C) of the Indian Air Force's Southern Air Command. He assumed this charge from RKS Bhadauria on August 1, 2018. Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria appointed as its new chief.